This 'Fixer Upper' House Is for Sale for Under $500K

This 'Fixer Upper' House Is for Sale for Under $500K

Megan Johnson
Dec 14, 2018

If you're a frequent "FixerUpper" viewer, then you may remember the Prickly Pear House from last year. Named for its giant, overgrown cactus in the front yard, the four-bed, three-and-a-half bath home in Woodway, Texas was entirely overhauled thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines. And the best part? It can now be yours if you're willing to drop $499,000.

Built in 1980, the 3444-square-foot home is located on a beautiful tree-filled lot on over half an acre of land. While the monster-size cactus used to consume the front yard, Chip and Joanna pulled it out, and replace it with fresh mulch and a lavender bed. In the revitalized kitchen, a custom island features bar seating and marble counter tops, while matching backsplash, subway tile, and a custom wooded vent hood create a welcoming, friendly aesthetic. A spacious family room has a cozy built-in reading nook, while a large office space with custom built-ins downstairs is the perfect spot to work from home. There are also two additional living spaces upstairs. Outside, a wooden pergola serves as a gateway to the spacious, grassy backyard, which provides plenty of privacy and natural beauty.

The Severn family purchased the property for $230,000, and dedicated $145,000 to Chip and Joanna's overhaul. That means if they manage to sell as the $499,000 asking price, they'll make quite a nice profit. According to, the median price per square foot in the Woodway area is about $114, and this home is priced at $145—a good sign that the HGTV treatment bumped up the home's value.

"Chip and I loved designing this home for the Severn family and dreaming up little places for them to retreat and enjoy," Joanna wrote on her blog. "This may be the first home we've done where the focus was specifically on creating these little hiding spaces for the family to sneak away and read a good book."

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